This poem is for my parents, who have done everything possible to encourage
and support me in everything I do. This is my thank you.

How many times did you kiss me goodnight?
How many times did you tuck me in tight?
How many times did you carry me to bed?
How many bedtime stories have you read?
How many times did I wake you in fright?
How many times did I keep you up all night?
How many times did you watch me sleep?
How many times did you lie awake and weep?
How many times did you teach me to fly a kite?
How many times did I learn to ride a bike?
How many times did I beg for a pet?
How many times did you say, 'Not yet'?
How many times did we get in a fight?
How many times were you right?
How many times did I ask you why?
How many times did I make you cry?
How many times did you see a twinkle in my eye?
How many times did you lie?
How many times have you been proud?
How many times did I make you scream aloud?
How much money did I ask you for?
How many times did I ask for more?
How many times did you fix my hair?
How many times did you show you care?
How many times did you teach me to fish?
How many times did we make a wish?
How many times did we sing "Twinkle-twinkle-little-star"?
How many times did I learn to drive a car?
How many times does your little girl grow up?